Day 16: Holy heat again, guys.

It’s only 67 outside right now, but it feels hotter to me for some reason. There isn’t a high humidity factor, so I’m a little confused about it. Maybe it’s the lack of water I had? Maybe.

Sunday was an off day, and I went over my calories by a little. I even ate until I was STUFFED. I haven’t done that in months. I felt bad immediately after I did it, and then saw how much I ate with my calories. It wasn’t good. I did exercise yesterday, then went to a BBQ for Memorial Day. I counted chips and dip (literally how many chips I was eating so I could log accurately), had one beer, and stopped eating dinner once I was full (even giving away my other steak). I still went over my calories, but only because of that damn beer, lol! I probably didn’t need the TWO servings of two different kinds of chips, either, but I did pause in between the servings to make sure I wasn’t just mindlessly eating.

And…it didn’t look like I was controlling what I ate! I wasn’t counting out loud. Everyone there knew what I was doing, though, because we had talked about how much weight I have lost.

That right there is something I don’t really grasp yet. My last doctor’s visit before I left Colorado I weighed 284. I weigh 227 right now. Almost 60 pounds down and I really just…don’t feel it! I’m still the fat girl. I think I always will be, at least in my head. But I feel amazing still. I am able to do stuff now without getting winded that I haven’t been able to do in any memory I have. I have come a long way, and still have a long way to go.

Tomorrow is a cardio day. Not sure if I will do tae bo or go running since this is the last week that I have this hill. We will see how I feel tomorrow, but it will be an intense-cardio day. :D

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Up in weight, down in size

Well, sort of. I am going to say my 0.4 pound gain isn’t really a gain. I am okay with this.

However, it’s also measurement day! Yay! I love measurement day. :3 I have dropped a bit in places. Some places I am sad about (pretty sure I’m losing my ass…).

  • Neck: 16 (-1)
  • Bust: 48.5 (-0.5)
  • Ribs: 40 (-0.5)
  • Waist: 50.5 (no change)
  • Hips: 51.5 (-1.5)

I am fairly proud of this, minus my hips. I’ve convinced myself that it’s my butt going away, and I like my butt. :\ I am certain that there was no loss because I was exercising heavily this week and my fat and muscle just balanced each other out. I’d be exercising more if it weren’t for sore muscles that I don’t want to injure more. I didn’t go over my calories once this week, and made sure to add in everything I could.

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and I plan on drinking. Not heavily, but a few drinks. :)

In 3 weeks, my husband will be here, and I will be happy for two days. :3

I have been hovering around 240. This is annoying me. I just need to lose 3 lbs by the end of the month so that I will meet my goal. That shouldn’t be so hard, right? It apparently seems to be! :\

Now, I’m going to go take a picture of outside. It’s snowing and the flakes are huge! :D

What do you mean these socks fit me?

I bought a pair of Tinkerbell Christmas socks back in 2007, when I worked for Walmart. It was a combination of my love for fairies, socks, and it being Christmas… The only problem, they didn’t fit.

Yesterday, I was able to wear them as they were intended to be worn. It was amazing. The art wasn’t overly stretched, they didn’t leave horrible impressions on my legs from where they were being held up, and they actually didn’t fall down, either! I was so ecstatic when I took them off yesterday. My husband didn’t understand. What that means to me is that I can wear all the socks I love getting, and not really worry about if my legs are too big for them to be worn. That is an amazing feeling. :)

When I last posted, I talked about being sore. Well, I believe I gave myself delayed onset muscle soreness again. I was sore all the way through yesterday. Instead of doing belly dancing and kick boxing, I ran up and down my stairs. On Saturday, I only did it 10 times, which takes about 12 minutes. Then I vigorously cleaned my kitchen, and logged that as exercise (hey, an hour of that does get you going). Yesterday, I decided (uh…after eating 2 sugar cookies) that I was going to run up and down the stairs for 30 minutes. I succeeded in doing so. I took a break after every 5 so that I wouldn’t be too dead each time. I managed to do it 20 times, equaling 20 flights of stairs I went up and down. Holy shit. I used to get winded at TWO. I really have come a long way. With that in mind, I decided that instead of doing the soft belly dancing video on the second day, I was just going to run up and down the stairs for 30 minutes. That way, I don’t have to worry about hurting my upper body too much with the belly dancing toning videos I’m doing. I burn so many calories doing those stairs, too, that I should see some good weight loss going.

Yesterday, I went over my carb limit. A little expected when you have 2 sugar cookies. I felt horrible. :< However, the rest of the time, I have been under. That makes me super happy. Even though My Fitness Pal gives me more carbs to eat with the exercise I do, I try to not eat them. Same goes with the extra calories it gives me. Good for a buffer, but I really do try to stick to just under 1660 calories if I can. :)

Christmas was a little depressing. It was the first one without family. We Skyped with Chris’ mom, called his dad, talked with my mom on Twitter…but I still felt really left out. We got some money and spent it on a few things. Even bought us a couple Mjolnir pendants. Chris got me Portal 2 socks and a couple shirts I can wear when I finally get skinny, I got him a shirt, we got each other a $60 alarm clock (for $40)… We have a little extra money because of his work so nicely paying double time for yesterday for anyone that was working OT instead of just time and a half. Might get a couple other presents today based on that. We will have to see, though. :) Still waiting on a reply from the husband. Sock Dreams is having an awesome sale today, and I want to take advantage of that with a couple of their cheaper socks (was able to get one, more expensive pair), then get him a special surprise (that I can’t say on here, because he can read this at work…) Ghost Story by Jim Butcher. So, other than being depressed with no family, Christmas ended up being much better than we expected it to be.

Today, I am likely going to go to the store and the library, though I might put it off until tomorrow… I need to go soon, though, before my On Hold books are pulled off the shelf! If I go tomorrow, then I can go to the post office, too. ;)

Sorry for the long post! Didn’t realize so much happened over the weekend! My next post will likely be on Friday. I dislike posting 2 days in a row, so I will hold off on my day off post until my weigh day. :)